Volunteer at the Elkhart County Historical Museum                

Share your talents and gifts by becoming a volunteer at the museum. Volunteers are a vital part of the success of the institution and your help is greatly appreciated. You can have fun while assisting in preserving and sharing the history of Elkhart County!

Become a Volunteer

To become an Elkhart County Historical Museum volunteer click here to download an application.

Please note that volunteers are chosen on an as-needed basis. Submission of this application will not guarantee placement. Volunteers must attend an orientation and will be screened to determine eligibility. A minimum commitment of 6 months is preferred unless otherwise stated but the number of hours per week is flexible for all positions. Most volunteers commit to an average of 6 hours per week.

Currently Open Positions

Research Library

The museum is seeking a volunteer to update its research library files. This project will involve two phases. The first phase is to review the contents of the current files, weeding for duplicate materials and photocopying irregular newsprint clippings onto uniform, archival paper. After becoming familiar with the file content during this phase, the second phase involves growing and updating the files. The bulk of the second phase involves staying abreast of local current events and media and selectively adding material to the subject files based on the existing content and filling in perceived gaps. Auxiliary duties may include compiling reference guides to the files as well as printing and filing. This position is ongoing and applicants should be prepared to commit to at least 6 months, though much of the work in the second phase can be done at home or online. Museum volunteers typically commit to 4-6 hours per week but we are flexible as to the amount and frequency of weekly commitment. Applicants ages 16+ will be considered. Applicants with a strong understanding of local geography, buildings, and history are preferred. To review the subjects included in our research files click the link here